Local gaucho traditions, indigenous ancestors, Afro-Uruguayan heritage and customs imported by European immigrants make the Uruguayan cultural expressions such a rich and diverse heritage.

Although Uruguay is a state with no particular creed, the country has a varied agenda of religious festivals, patron saints' days and pilgrimages.

Regardless of their beliefs, tourists can appreciate the historical, patrimonial and architectural richness of the temples, the works of art in paintings, images and stained-glass windows, which create spaces for contemplation.